Kohli surpasses Tendulkar for most ODI centuries while chasing

With the unbeaten 111 in Kingston against West Indies, the India captain now possesses 18 centuries while chasing.

Virat Kohli celebrates his match-winning century at Sabina Park on Thursday.   -  AP


Virat Kohli has broken Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most centuries in One-Day Internationals while chasing. Kohli led from the front with a fluent century as India on Thursday wrapped up the five-match series 3-1 with a convincing eight-wicket win over West Indies.

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This was Kohli’s 28th hundred in one-day cricket, 18 of which have come while chasing. Tendulkar took 232 innings to reach 17, while Kohli has reached the milestone in only 102 innings. Third in the list is Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan, who scored 11 centuries in 116 innings while batting second.

Kohli also became the first Indian captain to score two hundreds against West Indies in the Caribbean. Previously, only Rahul Dravid had scored a hundred as captain in the Caribbean against West Indies. Overall, this was Kohli’s fourth century against West Indies.

The 28-year-old is now two hundreds short of equalling Ricky Ponting’s tally of 30 ODI tons.

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